Davis' coach explains Sunday drama over potential Clemson visit


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Davis' coach explains Sunday drama over potential Clemson visit

Former Clemson running back James Davis wanted his little brother, Stone Mountain, Ga., running back Mike Davis Mike Davis
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, to take a visit to Clemson even though his little brother had already given his commitment to the University of South Carolina.

What ensued was a battle over Twitter on Sunday when James Davis tweeted that Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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sent him a text saying he didn’t want Mike to take the scheduled visit to Clemson next weekend.

"He [Swinney] sent me a text saying he did not want my brother to come on a visit for ect reasons,” Davis wrote on his Twitter page Sunday afternoon. Davis followed that up with unflattering comments towards Swinney – including calling him arrogant - and then said, “I think some ppl missing the point. We just lost by 100 points in a BCS game. We should not be turning anyone away who will make US BETTER!”

TigerNet spoke with Corey Johnson, who handles recruiting at Mike Davis’ Stephenson High School, and he said the whole situation could have been handled better by all parties.

“I don’t think Mike ever really wanted to take a visit,” Johnson said Monday afternoon. “I thought it was more that James wanted him to go and take a visit up there. He committed to South Carolina two weeks before he even came out with it, but Clemson still wanted a visit.”

Johnson said he received a call from Clemson on Sunday saying that the visit was off.

“I got a call yesterday from Clemson’s running backs coach [Tony Elliiott], and he told me the visit was off because Mike was committed to South Carolina and some other stuff. I told him I wasn’t even aware that Mike was coming. Mike, I am quite sure, is fine with where he is right now. I think it was just more a thing of Mike’s brother wanting him to take a visit.”


Johnson said he was pretty sure that a visit to Clemson wouldn’t have changed Mike’s decision.

“Mike had already told both Georgia and Clemson he wasn’t taking anymore visits,” Johnson said. “James wanted him to go up there, but this gave Dabo the opportunity to say, ‘Nah, you picked South Carolina and we are good with that.’ I don’t think they had a chance to get him anyway, and I think they are going in another direction.”

James Davis continued to tweet about the situation into the afternoon, saying, “A call would have been nice but thru a text message just shows no kind of heart!”


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Crump®
spacer Re: Front Page Story: Davis' coach explains Sunday drama over potential Clemson visit
Drobins
spacer Exactly!***
JVTiger
spacer What was JD thinking? Posting things to Twitter
OhEightLee
spacer This is pure speculation, but
grover173
spacer I think both you guys nailed it
nkickha
spacer James needs to grow up and you need a better hobby than
CM Shack
spacer It's not a hobby, it's how I pass 10 minutes in the morning
grover173
spacer Keep stalking...I don't care...***
CM Shack
spacer I'd laugh at your idiocy, but
grover173
spacer Plus you don't want to miss a Bieber Tweet...***
CM Shack
spacer Re: Plus you don't want to miss a Bieber Tweet...***
grover173
spacer Re: Keep stalking...I don't care...***
carolinachef
spacer Davis got cut because ever since he hurt his shoulder, his
FootballFan36
spacer He owed him a phone call
PenthouseTiger
spacer He owed James NOTHING! And James should have stayed the F
CM Shack
spacer James sweat and bled
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re J Davis' stock is in free fall. He needs to can it for
peanut
spacer He still made it to the NFL, and what has he done since?
FootballFan36
spacer Maybe..but we are dealing with a man committed to #####
AFWtigerDline
spacer Re: Front Page Story: Davis' coach explains Sunday drama over potential Clemson visit
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer As Usual Things
GrayBengal®
spacer Says that texting instead of calling shows no heart......
kbtiger®
spacer Apparently James was upset at the prospect of Mike being
CM Shack
spacer Re: Front Page Story: Davis' coach explains Sunday drama over potential Clemson visit
throck
spacer I don't think ANYONE including JD should question Dabo's
FLTiger87
spacer reminds me of the clowns on here copy and pasting t mails
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer why would my post remind you of that
FLTiger87
spacer wasn't referring to you....was referring to a post I saw
Tigerfansince1972®
spacer I'm tired of Mike Davis. James Davis too.
Judge Keller
spacer Re: My sentiments exactly.***
peanut
spacer Amen. We do not need a coot running interference
89tigergrad
spacer So take a nap*****
creatiger®
spacer JD needs to spend his time getting his own s##t together,
wildblulou®
spacer ^^^^^ding ding ding ding....EXACTLY^^^^^^^^^^***
Cedceb
spacer As a professional, Dabo has to recruit blocking out all
hleapha
spacer NO WAY Dabo should be texting ANYONE about his
clemson32
spacer I respectfully disagree
hleapha
spacer Re: NO WAY Dabo should be texting ANYONE about his
IBSWAMPFOX®
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attheesso®
spacer JD, we luv ya but ya f-ed up!
ClemBert
spacer This whole ordeal gives me the impression that James and
strodetiger®
spacer The rebellious little pr1ck probably get along with no one!***
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer SO F'IN WHAT?!?!?
TigerinPawternoville®
spacer Re: SO F'IN WHAT?!?!?
Cookster22
spacer Re: SO F'IN WHAT?!?!?
TigerinPawternoville®
spacer Sounds like this is just James Davis messing up.***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Front Page Story: Davis' coach explains Sunday drama over potential Clemson visit
ClemTennDad
spacer How many total yards did JD get in the pros this year?***
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer I can't believe JD's attitude ...
icebucket
spacer Drama Queen tweeting = No Class***
BigTimeTiger®
spacer Re: Front Page Story: Davis' coach explains Sunday drama over potential Clemson visit
Dugatiger®
spacer Dear James:
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